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Saturday 30th October v. Larne (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Cliftonville MATCH REPORT

Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 1st Oct, 2021 at 14:33

BALLYMENA United make the trip to face Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides was in May, when United ran out 4-0 winners at Belfast Loughshore Arena thanks to goals from Trai Hume, Seamus McCartan (2) and Joseph McCready.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 0-4 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 4th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Carrick Rangers 0-2 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 30th January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Carrick Rangers:
Carrick have had an impressive start under new manager Stuart King, winning three league games, losing two and, on Saturday grabbing their first draw of the season away to Larne. They sit 6th in the league with 9 points, a single point behind Crusaders and Coleraine with a game in hand over the latter.

They set up a last 16 home tie against Coleraine in the BetMcLean League Cup with a 2-1 home win against Dergview, while Dundela sent the Gers packing from the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 2-0 win in East Belfast.
Ballymena United:
After a mediocre start to the season, things have picked up for United in recent weeks, most recently coming from behind twice on Tuesday evening to secure their first league win with a defeat of Dungannon Swifts 4-3 at the Showgrounds. With 1 win, 1 draw and 3 league defeats, United are 9th in the league, 2 points behind Glenavon with a match in hand.

Amongst the league games, the Sky Blues have defeated Annagh United 4-2 away in the BetMcLean League Cup and made it through to the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 2-0 home win over Harland & Wolff Welders. Ballymena will travel to face Crusaders in the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup.
Match Officials:
Referee: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Ryan Kelsey. 4th Official: Shane McGonigle.
Match Information:
Admission of £12 adult and £8 concession is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Ballymena United beat Carrick Rangers 4 times in 4 games last season, twice at home and twice away. With a new manager at the helm since then, a good start to the season behind them and with a plethora of ex-Sky Blues, we know it'll be another tough task. Make your way to Carrick and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin